Scott Hudson on Tarps Off Fight Club 1 and vying for lightweight gold
Scott Hudson takes on Dominic Clark for the vacant TOFC lightweight belt at the first show for Tarps Off Fight Club. This goes down on December 18th at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
I spoke with the Aegis MMA product ahead of his Clark collision. Excerpts from our chat are below.
Being able to get a fight in before year’s end
“I’m really happy to be fighting back in Canada in front of a live crowd. And it was pretty frustrating trying to figure out what my competition schedule was going to be like through this pandemic. Sort of uncertainty around the travel restrictions and whether or not promotions are going to run shows. If they are, are they going to have fans and all this stuff. It was just frustrating times, not just for me, I know that a lot of fighters were in the same thing.”
“But yeah, I’m really happy to be able to get one more in before the end of the year. I’m in the prime of my career, and I’m the least active that I’ve ever been, which is frustrating. But I can only control what I can control, you know. So when the call comes, I’ll be ready. And that call is for Tarps Off on December 18th in Niagara Falls.”
Overall thoughts on his opponent Dominic Clark
“I do a little bit of that, but I mostly leave it to my coaches. Dominic Clark, he’s a veteran. He’s got a ton of fights everywhere. He’s really well-rounded. I think I should have some size on him and the ability to have better finishing ability. I think I might be a little bit more versatile in my attack than he is. But he’s a fighter that deserves respect. The fact that he’s willing to travel up here and compete, I think is admirable. I’m taking him really seriously and he’s just one of those guys. I’ve fought this guy before, not this exact guy but I fought a very similar fighter before. So I don’t think it’s gonna be anything new for me.”
“To be honest, I don’t really think it’s gonna be anything new for him. So it’s gonna come down to execution when the time comes. And I’m thinking that I’ll be able to finish him. I know he’s gonna give me a good fight. I’m gonna come ready. You’ve seen me fight a ton, Dylan. There’s not really a lot of mystery about what I want to do to you or about what my skill set is.”
“And I think I’ve shown time and time again that it doesn’t take me long to find where I’m going to beat you. Then exploit it over and over again, round on round. And that’s my plan. And I don’t have a problem saying that out loud. Because it’s done me well. And I think that I should be confident in that. And I think that’s how it’s gonna go. I think I’m gonna feel him out. Find his weakness and go back to that well over and over and over again until he breaks.”
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Parting thoughts for Scott Hudson
“I just want to encourage everybody to buy their tickets to Tarps Off Fight Club. Events like these have been few and far between over the past couple of years. Not only should you buy tickets, you should stay at a hotel. You should go out and eat dinner. You should stimulate the economy. This is all good stuff. Make sure that you support the city that’s holding this event. Make sure to support the company that’s holding this event. Support the fighters and go out there. Spend your money, buy drinks, go out for dinner. And this is good. This is good stuff and we need it. People need this. Let’s do it. “
I’ve been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I’ve been an MMA broadcaster for XFFC as well as BTC and have done play by play commentary on live pay per view on GFL as well as FITE TV. I’ve provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage. I’ve worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate MMA Torch, Cageside Press, MMA Sucka, and Liberty Multimedia.